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Record #: O2021-2990   
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
Intro date: 7/20/2021 Current Controlling Legislative Body: Committee on Zoning, Landmarks and Building Standards
Final action: 7/21/2021
Title: Amendment of Municipal Code Chapter 16-6 by modifying various sections and adding new Sections 16-6-045, 16-6-055 and 16-6-071 to Flood Control Ordinance
Sponsors: Dept./Agency
Topic: MUNICIPAL CODE AMENDMENTS - Title 16 - Land Use - Ch. 6 Flood Control
Attachments: 1. O2021-2990.pdf, 2. O2021-2990 (V1).pdf
CITY O F CHICAGO

DEPARTMENT OF BUILDINGS


July 20,2021








TO THE HONORABLE, THE CHAIRMAN AND MEMBERS OF THE CITY COUNCIL COMMITTEE ON ZONING, LANDMARKS AND BUILDING STANDARDS


Ladies and Gentlemen:

I transmit herewith an ordinance amending Chapter 16-6 ofthe Municipal Code regarding flood control.

Your favorable consideration of this ordinance will be appreciated.


Very truly yours,

Matthew Beaudet Commissioner


















121 NORTH LASALLE STREET, ROOM 906, CHICAGO, ILLINOIS 60602

ORDINANCE

BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CHICAGO:


SECTION 1. Section 16-6-010 ofthe Municipal Code of Chicago is hereby amended by deleting the language struck through and by inserting the language underscored, as follows:
16-6-010 Definitions.
{omitted text is not affected by this ordinance)
(b) "Base flood elevation" shall be as provided in the F.I.R.M. Section 16-6-045.
(omitted text is not affected by this ordinance)
(c-1) "Breakaway wall" means a wall that is not part ofthe structural support of a building and is intended through its design and construction to collapse under specific lateral loading forces without causing damage to the elevated portion of the building or supporting foundation system.
(omitted text is not affected by this ordinance)
(d-1) "Coastal high hazard area" means an area of special flood hazard extending from offshore to the inland limit of a primary frontal dune along an open coast, and anv other area subject to high velocity wave action from storms or seismic sources. A coastal high hazard area is identified on the F.I.R.M. by the designation of Zone VE.
(omitted text is not affected by this ordinance)
(h-1) "Flood fringe" means that portion of a Zone A or Zone AE floodplain that is outside of the floodwav.
(i) "Flood Insurance Rate Map" or "F.I.R.M." means the most recently published map of the City of Chioogo on which F.E.M.A. has delineated both the areas of special flood hazards and the risk premium zones applicab...

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